The Third Earl of Shaftesbury: A Study in Eighteenth-Century Literary Theory

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THE THIRD EARL OF SHAFTESBURY
A STUDY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERARY THEORY

by R. L. BRETT

Lecturer in English in the University of Bristol

HUTCHINSON'S UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Hutchinson House, London,W.1 New York Melbourne Sydney Cape Town

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The Third Earl of Shaftesbury: A Study in Eighteenth-Century Literary Theory
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Note ix
  • Preface xi
  • Chapter I - The Cambridge Platonists 13
  • Chapter II - The Life and Writings of Shaftesbury 33
  • Chapter III - Shaftesbury's Philosophy 59
  • Chapter IV - The Ancients and Moderns 86
  • Chapter V - The Creative Imagination 100
  • Chapter VI - The Aesthetic Judgment 123
  • Chapter VII - The Sublime 145
  • Chapter VIII - The Doctrine of Ridicule 165
  • Chapter IX - The Influence of Shaftesbury's Thought 186
  • Chapter X - The Crisis of Reason 208
  • Appendix 224
  • Index 225
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